Travel & Transportation in Japan

Travel & Transportation

From bustling cities to peaceful islands, to dense forests and snow-capped mountains, Japan offers extraordinary variety to travelers. Whether you’re here as a visitor or as an Expat, these pages will guide you through the transport systems and sightseeing destinations of Tokyo and beyond.

Public Transport

Whether you are traveling near or far, the vast network of Japanese public transportation provides you a fast, precise, and efficient way of reaching your destination.

Covered in this section: Railway in Japan; Japan Rail Passes; Buses and Taxis.

Intercity Trains and Buses

To experience all that Japan has to offer it’s necessary to take advantage of one of the country’s long-distance transportation options, from domestic flights to overnight buses and the high-speed Shinkansen.


Visit Tokyo’s popular sightseeing spots, or take a day trip to a nearby locale.

On The Road

While driving and cycling in Japan are relatively safe, accidents do happen and it pays to be aware of the rules before you go on the road. These pages provide information on subjects from vehicle licensing to the rules of the road.

Air Travel in Japan

Air travel in Japan.